acetylcholine receptor

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Acetylcholine Receptor

A 250-kD nicotinic receptor which undergoes continuous turnover and renewal, a feature that explains the complete recovery of these receptors when damaged by autoimmune antibodies in myasthenia gravis.

acetylcholine receptor

An ion channel that opens when acetylcholine binds to it, so converting chemical diffusion into an electrical signal. Also known as the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
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This compound acts as a reversible competitive AChE inhibitor, and an allosteric modulator of nicotinic ACh receptors (Schrattenholz et al.
On the basis of the neuromuscular physiology described, muscle contraction may be blocked in the following two ways--competitive inhibition, the binding and blocking of the acetylcholine receptors without depolarization; and prolonged occupation and persistent binding of the Ach receptors, resulting in sustained depolarization of the neuromuscular junction.
b) Valerian has demonstrated anti-inflammatory actions, stimulatory effects on 5-HT and Ach receptors, and reduction of sleep-disturbance